LARGO — The city’s reclaimed water system is back up and running, officials announced Dec. 10.
LARGO – Three Pinellas County military organizations – the St. Petersburg and Clearwater chapters of the Military Officers Association of America and the Military Organization of World Wars — hosted an event honoring National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at the Bayou Club.
Though the attack on Pearl Harbor, which led to the United States' entry into World War II, is remembered nationally on Dec. 7 each year, the MOAA and MOWW program took place Dec. 6.
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LARGO — The economy has not been kind to the game of golf the past 20 years. Fewer golfers are hitting the links and several courses in Pinellas County have closed.
LARGO — The city’s reclaimed water system will stay offline for an indefinite period of time as a result of an increase in fecal coliform bacteria that has baffled environmental officials.
LARGO — On Nov. 13, Tech Data announced that a New York equity firm’s $5.4 billion offer to buy the Largo firm was too good to pass up. That deal got even sweeter Nov. 27 when Tech Data said the price tag increased to $6 billion.
LARGO — The Church of Scientology’s footprint extends all over the U.S. and world. It can now add Largo to the long list of cities where it has a presence.
LARGO — For more than a year and a half, members of city staff and the police department have sought answers on how to identify and help Largo’s homeless population.
LARGO — The Rotary Club of Largo will hold its 24th annual Death by Chocolate fundraiser Friday, Dec. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Central Park Performing Arts Center.
LARGO — Edward C. Raymund founded Tech Data Corp. in 1974. Seven years later, the company that was reselling small computer supplies such as printer ribbons and cables employed about a dozen people at a small office near the firm’s current headquarters in northeast Largo.
It was a pretty brutal start to the postseason for Pinellas County football programs. The peninsula began with 13. The number of survivors now stands at six, with Largo, Clearwater and CCC among the survivors.
On Nov. 9, 22 visitors from Kami City, Japan, gathered with Largo Lions Club members and local dignitaries to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sister city agreement that has forged a special, enduring relationship for generations.
LARGO — On a night when city leaders praised finance officials for their efforts in paying off about $27 million in loans for the Highland Recreation Complex and Largo Community Center, they also approved a 20-year loan for as much as $61.7 million for a new facility at the wastewater treatm…
LARGO — The arts community in Largo and throughout Pinellas County is going to miss one of its most ardent supporters: Jim Conlin, who died Oct. 23 at age 64 after a lengthy illness.
The numbers are crunched and the brackets are set. In Pinellas County, 13 programs will keep their seasons going Friday night, including Largo, Countryside, Clearwater, Boca Ciega and East Lake.
LARGO — The city of Largo Engineering Services Department and Pinellas County Traffic Management are coordinating on traffic-signal adjustment during the West Bay Drive and Rosery Road construction, according to senior engineer Barry Westmark.
LARGO — The city of Largo invites residents, businesses and other community members to a community forum to learn about the U.S. 19/Roosevelt Boulevard Special Area Plan on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.
LARGO — The Largo Public Library has a long and storied history in the community. But its story wouldn’t be nearly as successful without the volunteers and benefactors that work each day to make it one of the most acclaimed libraries in the entire state.
LARGO — Highland Recreation Complex is one of the crown jewels in the city of Largo. But, as of last week, the 40,000-square-foot facility on Highland Avenue looks even more beautiful to the city’s finance officials.
LARGO — Five years ago, Tristen Gratz was working as a customer service rep, her twin college history degrees not exactly paving the way to wealth and career satisfaction.
LARGO — The city’s fourth annual Largo Taste Fest will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., on the pool deck of the Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE.
LARGO — In June, the city’s administration delivered an anonymous survey to all of the city’s employees, seeking feedback in the wake of concerns about leadership and processes.
LARGO — A 300-day, $3.51 million multimodal improvement project on the half-mile stretch of West Bay Drive from Missouri Avenue to Clearwater-Largo Road began Oct. 21.
LARGO — Despite mounting costs and an unstable market, it doesn’t appear the city’s recycling program will be going away anytime soon.
LARGO — Largo is home to some of the biggest businesses in the county and state, such as Tech Data and BIC Graphic. But its 4,000-plus small businesses are truly the community’s backbone, which is why the city of Largo and Largo Leader are teaming up again during Small Business Month for the…
LARGO — A $25 million project to move City Hall back downtown took a small step forward Oct. 15 when city commissioners gave staff the green light to negotiate a contract with its top-ranked architectural firm for the first phase of the undertaking.
ST. PETERSBURG — When Kira Stone first moved to Pinellas Park seven years ago, she was excited to discover a St. Petersburg-based zombie flash mob group that dances to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
Twenty years ago, a group of gardeners formed an artistic gardening co-op, dubbing themselves the Garden Fairies. Hailing mostly from northern Pinellas County, the group worked in the garden together and discussed everything from environmental issues to the plants they were growing. Two decades later, these talented, arts-loving gardeners have switched gears, making a name for themselves as a team of wearable art creators. Their work is the centerpiece of the upcoming Bay-2-Bay Wearable Art Exhibit at Creative Pinellas.
LARGO — The city of Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts joined the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country this past week by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies and the National Recreation and Park Association for…
LARGO — A local development group thought the east side of Largo would be a prime spot for a Topgolf-style destination that combines a high-tech driving range with bar and restaurant. The plan was drawn up, the neighbors had been informed and, after months of work, the project was moving forward.
Mark Grifone organizes the Warehouse of Horrors in Largo each Halloween, but he is much more Santa Claus than Grim Reaper. That’s because Grifone and about three dozen of his fellow employees at Forensic Technology, Inc., have scared up more than $40,000 for charities in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties the past three years by transforming the company’s warehouse into 10,000 square feet of terror.
Halloween isn’t until the end of the month, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait that long to dress up or get down in celebration of the spooky holiday. Largo is filled with events for participants of all ages, including the annual Spooktacular event, which will draw thousands of trick or …